This study evaluates efficacy, tolerability and health-related quality of life of eribulin in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Predictive and/or prognostic factors of outcome were also analyzed. Among 44 women receiving eribulin mesylate, one patient had a complete response, 22.7% a partial response and 25% a stable disease. Median overall survival and median progression-free survival were 11.8 and 4.5 months, respectively. Treatment was well tolerated; the most frequent adverse events were neutropenia (52%), leukopenia (50%), fatigue (38%) and alopecia (40%). No significant reductions of health-related quality of life parameters were observed. Disease control during previous chemotherapy lines was related with better outcome with eribulin. In conclusion, eribulin treatment should be considered in a multiple chemotherapy lines strategy in metastatic breast cancer.
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